2017 PINOT NOIR
VINEYARD | SOJOURNER
APPELLATION | EOLA–AMITY HILLS
WINEMAKER | Ken Pahlow
HARVEST DATE | SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
BOTTLING | DECEMBER 6, 2018
ALCOHOL | 13.5%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 caseS
An isolated hillside on the southwest corner of the Eola-Amity Hills was the location of lurid events which echoed through the community over the last quarter century. As time has passed, the legend of Murder Mountain has faded and this volcanic bench is now known for its epic vineyards.
Sojourner Vineyard is perched on Murder Mountain. The wine from this infamous slope is packed with floral aromas of candied violets, layered with delicate savory spices and finishes with intense savage red berries. The palate has intricate, gripping tannins that lead to a complex, vibrant and intensely flinty finish.
For husband-and-wife team of Erica Landon and Ken Pahlow, 2008 marked the launch of their dream: the formation of Walter Scott Wines. In the spring of that year the two partners emptied their meager retirement accounts and used the funds to get started. Their first vintage was produced at Patricia Green Cellars, followed by two vintages at Evening Land where they worked alongside Dominique Lafon and began making Chardonnay, which has contributed significantly to their production. Today, Walter Scott has found a home in the Eola-Amity Hills and has earned a position among the great producers of Pinot noir and Chardonnay.